For Novak Djokovic, a season that got off to a gloomy start is heading for a brilliant finish after he dismissed Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3 to win the US Open on Sunday and earn back-to-back Grand Slam titles.
Naomi Osaka became Japan’s first Grand Slam singles champion after she thumped Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in a controversial US Open final on Saturday, with the American suffering a mesmerizing meltdown after being handed a code violation.
Serena Williams swept past Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday and into the final of the US Open to sit one win away from a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title to continue her remarkable return to the top levels of the game after she almost died while having a baby last year.
Roger Federer handed Nick Kyrgios a 6-4, 6-1, 7-5 tennis masterclass by storming into the fourth round of the US Open on Saturday with a ruthless display that left the Australian talking to himself and waving the white flag.
Rafa Nadal has feasted on Russian opposition in the past but Karen Khachanov nearly served up a major US Open upset on Friday, forcing the world number one to rally for a breathless 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7), 7-6(3) third round win.
Andy Murray was knocked out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati in the first round by Lucas Pouille, but remained hopeful that he can prove his fitness and compete at the US Open later this month.